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Registration open for 18th annual Biking Bleckley.

Registration is open now for the 18th annual Biking Bleckley, sponsored by the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce.  It will be held March 20 starting behind the chamber on third street.  An opportunity to ride the scenic roads of Cochran and Bleckley County, there are four routes to choose from.  T-Shirts, rest stops, lunch, drinks and snacks, SAG wagons will be part of the experience.


Check in is one hour before each ride begins.  50 and 62.5 mile rides start at 8:30 am, 15 and 30 mile rides start at 9:30.  Cost is $40 per person, increases after March 5.


Register online at www.cochran-bleckley.com or at the chamber office, 102 North Second Street.  Call (478)934-2965, or email info@cochran-bleckley.com for more info.

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Miscues cost Royals at Jeff Davis.

Despite only giving up three hits, BCHS had three errors and surrendered seven walks and a hit batter as they were unable to hold a 4-0 lead at Jeff Davis, losing 6-5. J.R. Fordham went 3 for 4 with a 1 RBI.. Willie Harris was 1 for 2 with a double. The Royals host Crawford County March 1. JV at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Called BOE meeting March 2

As part of a scheduled work session, there will be a called meeting of the Bleckley County Board of Education March 2 at 6 pm inside the high school auditorium. The purpose will be to hear from district leaders regarding FY22, participate in whole board training regarding strategic planning and budgeting, act on the GMP (Greatest Maximum Price) for stadium renovations, personnel matters, and any other business to come before the board.

Bats come alive in win at Crawford

BCHS had 19 hits and scored at least one run in every inning, capped by a seven-run sixth, to easily win at Crawford County 17-2 Tuesday night. Conner Senters struck out six in four innings, also going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI. Matt Huff went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI. Willie Harris was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI. Matthew Bland went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI. Caleb Senters went 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI. Brody Little went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI. James Fordham went 2 for 3. Due to wet field conditions, the Royals will again travel to Hazlehurst  to face Jeff Davis at 6 pm.

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BCHS basketball all region selections.

Two Lady Royals basketball players received all region honors.  Jalexia Taylor was a first team selection.  Trinity Glover was an honorable mention.  For the Royals, Amarion Blackshear made first team.  Omari Jackson, Shon Jenkins, and Ethan Hulsey were honorable mentions.

Barons to make up game, Royals headed to basketball playoffs, more.

BCMS will make up their previously postponed baseball game versus Crisp County Tuesday at 4 pm in Cochran. The Barons play tomorrow at East Laurens. Royals basketball will open the playoffs February 24 at Swainsboro, tip time 6 pm. Ticket are available online here.   BCHS baseball will host Jeff Davis that night at 5:45 pm, essentially swapping dates since the Royals played at Jeff Davis.  The game swap is contingent on the field being dry enough.

Baseball falls to Vidalia.

The Effingham County game was cancelled, so BCHS had just one game in Brunswick for "Baseball at the Beach," a matchup against former region rival Vidalia. The Royals scored two in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings but lost in eight 4-2. James Fordham was 3 for 5. Matt Huff went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. Bleckley plays February 23 at Crawford County. JV at 4 pm with varsity to follow.